FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola University Chicago Elder Law Initiative announces The Adult Guardianship GAL Project
August 2005 A new Elder Law Initiative project made possible through a generous grant from the Dr. Scholl Foundation. The project aims to increase the number of pro bono guardians ad litem (GALs) available to investigate adult guardianship cases and to develop a pool of other professionals to assist in guardianship cases in Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court.
The Adult Guardianship GAL Project aims to increase the number of pro bono guardians ad litem (GALs) available to investigate adult guardianship in the Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court and develop a pool of other professionals to assist in adult guardianship cases.
* Retired, practicing, and new attorneys
* Other professionals (including doctors, social workers, and pharmacists, medical professionals, health care professionals, and mental health professionals with training or experience in working with the elderly, developmentally disabled, and/or mentally disabled).
The Project will provide training and a detailed manual to professionals interested in serving as GAL. In return, volunteers are expected to participate in 3 adult guardianship cases or devote a total of 40 hours (which ever comes first) over the course of the following year.
A choice of two training dates will be offered. The first training will be August 3, 2005 from 9am to 4pm, and the second training session will be held in Fall, 2005.
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law
25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago, IL 60611
For more information or to apply, please contact: Professor Marguerite Angelari at (312) 915-6775 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org